Poll Gauges Public’s Attitude On Native Poverty

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 14:17



According to a recent national survey conducted by Nanos Research, 47.4% of Canadians think the next federal government should make reducing First Nations poverty a “high” or “very high” priority.


Conversely, 10.5% of Canadians do not consider it to be a priority.


The poll was commissioned by the Assembly of First Nations.


The AFN says it’s notable that a majority of young Canadians would support a federal government who pledged to take measures to reduce First Nations poverty.


The poll found that 54.8% of voters aged 18 to 29 felt that way.